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The Student Debt Payoff Trade-Off

The Student Debt Payoff Trade-Off

You crossed the stage, shook hands and received that diploma. Sixteen years of education paid off with a new job secured and … $30,000 in student loans. Wait. What? Earning a degree is often...
Late to the Retirement Race?

Late to the Retirement Race? Strategies for Catching Up

Whether you got a late start or you just plain haven’t been saving enough, there are ways you can start to increase your retirement savings now. The Best Time to Save is Now If you are in...
Business Owners Hold the Keys to Retirement

Business Owners Hold the Keys to Retirement

If you’re a business owner, you’re no stranger to taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities to keep your business moving forward. As you make important decisions for your company each day, you...
Feeling Lucky? Don't Chance It with Your Investments

Feeling Lucky? Don’t Chance It with Your Investments

If the recent rally has you feeling lucky about jumping in or out of the markets, this may cost your portfolio. No one knows how the markets will move next, which makes it difficult...
Resolve to Take Control of Your Finances in 2017

Resolutions for 2017—Take Control of Your Finances

Looking back, 2016 gave us plenty of market shocks, such as China’s surprise currency devaluation and slowdown in growth, UK’s Brexit vote and the U.S. election. As a whole, the year taught investors to...
9 Tax Tasks To Dos Before December Ends

9 Tax Tasks to Do Before December Ends

Tax day may be four months away, but taking care of a few things this month can put things in order before your 2016 filing. Why now? In some cases, you’ll need to act...
Check Your Target-Date Fund Approach - Part 1

Selecting a Target-Date Investment? Check the Approach

Part 1 Selecting a Target-Date Investment Investors often look to target-date investments for retirement—and for good reason. They offer a convenient way to invest, professional money management and a well-balanced mix of investments intended to help...
My 401(k) is set and other retirement fallacies

“My 401(k) Is Set” and Other Retirement Fallacies

Whether retirement is just around the corner or still years away, saving for a financially secure retirement can be daunting. It's important not to let time get away from you when it comes to...
Heading down the aisle

Headed Down the Aisle? Money Shouldn’t Trip You Up

Part 1 of the Life Happens series. Saving for retirement, or any other future goal, is a long-term commitment. It’s easy to stay on course when your investments match your time horizon and your risk tolerance. However,...
Millennial Save for Retirement

9 Ways Millennials Can Prepare for Retirement

The reality of retirement is decades away for the millions of millennials. However, the challenges they face—accumulated student debt and limited higher-paying job opportunities—make building a retirement nest egg difficult.1 In a nationwide study, almost...